Simple & Fearless Living For Generations

One of our goals is to revive the good traditions of our ancestors that kept our people alive for millennia.  Things like living simply and appreciating life are critical to our mental, emotional, and physical health.  But today it’s so easy to get so caught up in what is good for us and what is bad for us.  It seems like every day we hear something unsettling about something we enjoy or thought was for our benefit.  It sometimes feels like we just can’t win no matter what!  In truth, life isn’t supposed to be that stressful.

There are many young people in our lives who are starting their own families or are dreaming of their future families and they are starting to take a serious look at what they need to learn and do to give their children the best start they can. Part of that strong start includes getting themselves healthy today and learning new, and sometimes very old, traditions.  After all, at conception there are 3 generations being cared for and nourished at once:  Mom, Baby, and Grandbaby.  Have you ever thought about that?  When a baby is born his/her reproductive cells are already formed:  a girl is born with all of the eggs she will have throughout her life and a boy is born with his seed ready for the final transition but the reproductive material is fully formed.  Three generations all at once being nourished and cared for when a woman is pregnant!  Not to put any extra pressure on anyone, but this is a wonderful and incredible thing.  What we do today matters and it matters for a long time.  It’s such a blessing to learn how we can positively effect our families for generations to come, even when they’re only a sparkle in our dreams.

The other day I listened to this podcast and thought it was well worth sharing with our friends here.  Hillary Boynton talks about Simple and Fearless Healthy Living and shares a bit about what she’s learned about health, food, and life from the generation of our grandparents and great-grandparents.  It was encouraging and fun to hear.  She has some encouragement and suggestions for how people can strengthen their health and start new traditions in the family that will benefit generations yet to come.

Enjoy!

 

Parasite Management & Supplements

Years ago we learned that Native Americans used pumpkin to cure kidney infections and rid the body of worms, and the leaves of the pumpkins may be crushed and rubbed on as a fly repellent. Not only this but pumpkins are safe for livestock to eat.  So we contacted some friends who had a pumpkin patch and asked if after the pumpkin patch season was over if we could buy some of their left overs.  They were thrilled to have someone help clean up the unwanted pumpkins and when we returned home with pickup truck loads of pumpkin we were delighted to find that the flock was equally delighted to have fresh pumpkin!  That winter we made sure they had a steady supply of pumpkins in their feed area.  With each new pumpkin they made games of rolling it around and breaking it open.

But, fresh pumpkin is a seasonal thing.  And what is actually helping with parasite management in the digestive tract is a compound found in the pumpkin seed called cucurbitin.  Cucurbitin affects parasites by paralyzing them so they can no longer attach to the body and they are expelled from the digestive tract naturally.  Continue reading